Beedie School of Business News

SFU’s RADIUS Ventures launches second Slingshot cohort

Oct 28, 2014

An online marketplace for BC wineries, a company with an innovative organics processing technology, and a student talent crowd-sourcing platform are among the social ventures that will receive expert mentoring in the second annual SFU RADIUS Ventures Slingshot cohort.

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Yuen Pau Woo, Senior Resident Fellow at the Jack Austin Centre for Asia Pacific Business Studies.

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The Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University has announced the appointment of Yuen Pau Woo as Senior Resident Fellow for the Jack Austin Centre for Asia Pacific Business Studies.

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Beverly Tyler

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Biopharmaceutical firms who are performing below the levels of new product development they strive for are more likely to form strategic research and development alliances to compensate. This was the focus of a special CMA Centre for Innovation research presentation by Beverly Tyler, professor in the Poole College of Management at North Carolina State University. The event, held at the Segal Graduate School on 16 October, featured a presentation by Tyler on research from her […]

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Jeff Booth

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An unquenchable desire to initiate change in the building industry – an industry he believed was “broken” – spurred Jeff Booth to co-found BuildDirect. And by simplifying the entire process and focusing on customer requirements, Booth has succeeded in changing the entire industry for the better.

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Dr. Shang-Jin Wei (left), Chief Economist of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) presented findings from the ADB’s Key Indicator’s for Asia and the Pacific 2014 Report.

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The established world standard for indicating extreme poverty – currently measured as income or expenditure of $1.25 a day per person – does not fully capture the extent of Asian poverty levels, and should be adjusted to include additional factors.

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Beedie School of Business Management of Technology MBA graduate Kody Baker.

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Kody Baker has parlayed his Beedie School of Business education into a new venture – one that could revolutionize transportation around Vancouver.

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Kari Yuers

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At family-run concrete solutions provider Kryton International, there can be no accusations of nepotism. Despite having succeeded her father as CEO, Kari Yuers was once fired from the company by the same man – and indeed, would years later make her own mother one of the first people she herself would fire as CEO.

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John DeHart, co-founder and co-CEO of Nurse Next Door shared entrepreneurship advice with SFU students at Surrey City Hall.

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Dozens of aspiring entrepreneurs from across Simon Fraser University gathered at Surrey City Hall to hear inspiring success stories from established entrepreneurs and esteemed guests, as part of The Next 36 campus tour.

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BIV 40 Under 40 2014

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Beedie School of Business alumni Sarah Lubik and Amit Sandhu have been named among BC’s top entrepreneurs, executives and professionals in this year’s Business in Vancouver Forty Under 40 awards.

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Mark Selman, Program Director, EMBA in Aboriginal Business and Leadership at the Beedie School of Business.

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The following is an extract from an article published in the Financial Post on September 25, 2014.

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Rafati

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According to Shahrzad Rafati, founder and CEO of BroadbandTV, an entrepreneurial attitude, a tireless work ethic, and a willingness to constantly learn are more valuable assets than decades of experience – and necessary requirements to build a revolutionary business.

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